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SUNDAY, APRIL 24, 2011

2 Arrested In Lake CdA Boat Theft 

The Kootenai County Sheriff's Dept. was dispatched to a residence on Coeur d'Alene Lake Drive west of Higgins Point for the theft of a boat Sunday morning. As units were responding to the area they were advised that the owner of the boat just saw…

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Easter Weekend Wild Card -- 4.23-24.11 30 

I've posted a few things for you below to jump-start your cyber weekend. But I won't be upset if you go out an enjoy the sunshine this Easter weekend. There's a good chance that we'll find temperatures at or above 60 degrees, to break the…

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Boaters Fight To Keep Launch Open 25 

Boaters in North Idaho hope to make a wake at Coeur d' Alene City Hall by rallying to keep the 3rd Street boat launch open.The City of Coeur d' Alene Parks department along with a team of local designers propose closing the boat launch as…

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In this April 20, 2011 photo, microfilm reveals the Aug. 14, 1961 birth announcement in the Honolulu Star Bulletin that a son was born to Mr. and Mrs. Barack H. Obama on Aug. 4, 1961, at the Hawaii State Library in Honolulu.  Lost in the renewed scrutiny into President Obama's birth records is the fact that anyone can walk into a Hawaii vital records office, wait in line behind couples getting marriage licenses and open a baby-blue government binder containing basic information about his birth. Highlighted in yellow on page 1,218 of the thick binder is the computer-generated listing for a boy named Barack Hussein Obama II born in Hawaii, surrounded by the alphabetized last names of all other children born in-state between 1960 and 1964. This is the only government birth information, called "index data," available to the public. (Marco Garcia / Fr132415 Ap)

Obama Birth Info: Enough Already? 43 

In this April 20, 2011 photo, microfilm reveals the Aug. 14, 1961, birth announcement in the Honolulu Star Bulletin that a son was born to Mr. and Mrs. Barack H. Obama on Aug. 4, 1961, at the Hawaii State Library in Honolulu. Lost in the…

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Cindy: The Need To Accessorize 

On her Facebook wall, Cindy writes: "A well-dressed woman knows how to accessorize. That's why today, I'm going with the melted cheese. It adds a bright spot of color when dripped over a V-necked black T-shirt. Question: When did you last drop food or drink…

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Who'll Win At Redistricting? Do The Math 

Opinion: Who will ‘win’ in redistricting? Do the math/Kevin Richert, Idaho Statesman More Info: Idaho Republicans don’t need to game the system to do well in redistricting. In fact, I can guarantee that the GOP will come out of this process with a map that…

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A Different Breed Of Man 

Fishing is a profession that attracts a different breed of men from those who grow up aspiring to careers as accountants, lawyers or physicians. The men who make their living on crab boats have more in common with U.S. Army Rangers, Marines and Navy SEALs…

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Cited Driver Claims Deer Ran Into Car 11 

Item: Driver cited after collision with deer: Petition started over woman's 'inattentive driving' citation/David Cole, Coeur d'Alene Press More Info: Newcombe declined to comment Friday, other than to say a petition has been started to support dismissal of the charge. The petition said the deer…

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NW Broadcasting, DirecTV Still Talking

Item: Another extension announced between Northwest Broadcasting and DirecTV/Office Hours More Info: The good news in the prolonged dispute between the guys who run the Spokane Fox affiliate (KAYU-TV) and DirecTV is the apparent desire to keep going until the matter is resolved. Again on…

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FRIDAY, APRIL 22, 2011

TGIF Wild Card -- 4.22.11 37 

I can't believe I brushed snow off my satellite dish four times last night, including once during the final 5 minutes of "Bones" when they were about to show who dunnit. The weather probably doesn't bother me as much as most during the week because…

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P.S. Turiaf Partners With Hoopfest

In this AP file photo from Sunday, New York Knicks' Ronny Turiaf defends Boston Celtics' Paul Pierce during the first-round of the NBA basketball playoff series in Boston on Sunday. Turiaf, the former Gonzaga basketball star, will be in Spokane for the 3-on-3 annual Hoopfest…

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Bryan Students Find Tiles w/Asbestos 

Two Bryan Elementary students possibly digging for "leprechaun gold" in the northwest corner of the playground (near the old oak tree) found broken, asbestos-laden tiles instead. Huckleberries has received a copy of a letter sent out by Bryan Elementary Principal Joel Palmer this afternoon assures…

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PM Scanner Traffic -- 4.22.11

5:28 p.m. EMTs are en route to Post Falls Skate Park to evaluate an individual. 5:27 p.m. Lou, in 6900 block of Garwood, reports shed on property burglarized. 5:21 p.m. Officer asks for extra patrol to catch speeders on Silkwood/Post Falls. 5:16 p.m. After a…

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PM Headlines -- 4.22.11

On her Facebook wall, Kerri Thoreson posts this photo of a new friend checking out things around her Post Falls place. Idaho Dems name redistricting commissioners/Betsy Russell, Eye On Boise 335 of 336 bills that passed both houses became law/Betsy Russell, Eye On Boise Vandals…

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APhoto Of The Day -- 4.22.11 

Face masks of Britain's Prince William and his fiancee Kate Middleton are loaded into boxes for shipping at a production plant in Southam, central England earlier today. Over 120,000 of the masks have been sold worldwide with Mask-arade company staff working around the clock to…

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North Idaho Blogs -- 4.22.11 

"Kootenai County's Chief Deputy Assessor Rich Houser (left) was shorn for a friend on Tuesday morning," posts Kerri Thoreson, More Main Street. "Longtime county appraiser Gary Logsdon has taken an early retirement for health reasons and Rich inspired county staffers to contribute to a going…

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Lake City's Nightlife Nightmare 

I've been spoiled. Having recently visited cities such as New York, San Francisco, Seattle, Portland, Austin, Louisville and Las Vegas, I've indulged in some mighty-fine nightlife. Hell, some of the finest the good ol' U.S. of A has to offer. But each of these aforementioned…

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Bubblehead Calls Out Labrador 

The young Congressman from our district, Rep. Raul Labrador, ran on a very idealistic platform that essentially boiled down to "America was a much better place in the 19th century, and we should return to that" -- basically, straight Tea Party doctrine. (My posts from…

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What Trees Mean To Angel Smith

Angel Smith of Sorensen Elementary created this picture to win the annual Coeur d'Alene Parks Department Arbor Day Poster contest for local fifth-graders. Hailey Turner of Skyway Elementary was second, and Emily Palus of Ramsey Elementary was third. This year's theme for the posters was,…

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Morrison Rookie Jersey? Or Slurpee? 

In the “How Have the Mighty Fallen” Dept., Lewiston Tribune sportswriter Ryan Collingwood, Class of ’02 at the defunct Falls Christian Academy in Post Falls, Facebooks that he bought an unused Adam Morrison rookie (Charlotte Bobcats) jersey for $2 at a thrift store. Ryan figures…

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Carp Tacos? Mmm-Mmm Good 

In an essay for New West, writer Clarence Worly says that carp (golden bonefish. GBs. Renegades. Mud suckers. Wronguns) have gotten a bad rap: "Whatever moniker you prefer to hang on these persecuted bottom feeders, they occupy every major tributary in Idaho south of Lewiston…

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Idaho Blogosphere Loses BSU Prof 

According to Tom Von Alten of Fort Boise, the Ada County blogosphere lost one of its respected voices recently when well-known criminal justice instructor Michael Blankenship died unexpectedly on campus Thursday. Blankenship was the blogger of The Justice Gambit. Apparently, he'd recently had surgery. Of…

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High Noon: Who Are You Reading? 11 

Last week, Stickman made a reasonable plea that we should have one post a week in which you Merry Hucksters tell the rest of us what you're reading. Rather than simply list a number of titles and authors that you're currently reading or planning to…

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AM Scanner Traffic -- 4.22.11

11:53 a.m. 3 loose dogs are chasing vehicles in front of Lightning Bar, H41 & Scarcello/Twin Lakes. 11:31 a.m. An "emergency vehicles only" sign has been knocked down & destroyed on I-90 & H41. 11:26 a.m. DMV reports person wanted on 2009 Michigan warrant named…

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D.F. Oliveria started Huckleberries Online on Feb. 16, 2004. Oliveria's Sunday print Huckleberries is a past winner of the national Herb Caen Memorial Column contest.

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